My Best Advice For Beginners,

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I just discovered that today is 50 days before 2019. So because 50 is considered a bit of a milestone, I'm sharing some experience, strength and hope.

1st, I have said that I have a lot more knowledge than experience. I'm like a lot of the salesletters that have spent thousands on too many shiny objects without actually implementing any of them. Today, I am starting my personal GOYATMA Initiative (Get Off Your Ass Take Massive Action).

While Shiny Object Syndrome and Information Overload are easy to get caught up in, there are ways to literally work your way out of them in a somewhat painless way. What I have done is spend a bit of time setting up a folder system in my downloads folder.

My top folder is a 1st reads folder. This is the one where I take a few of the materials I have collected so far and put them there with the intention of, yes, reading them first. It may have a lot of materials in from each of the other folders, but if I start with the content of this folder, then I can decide what direction I want to go from there.

Next, Create a folder on whatever subjects you have content for. My files list go from 24 hours to Youtube. From this point on, it will make finding that elusive product much easier to find.

Now, if you're like me, and do the occasional binge download of product, After I've downloaded a fair amount of product in the folders, I will actually go in and review the contents to see what's there. I may delete some of it right out, but I may just give some of them a priority by numbering the top 10.

You can drill down a little deeper if you want, say creating folders for particular individuals as I did for Jay Abraham and Frank Kern among others. Then pick ONE folder, ONLY ONE, that you have decided you want to concentrate on and go through that folder before moving to another.

This may not stop SOS or IO, but it will certainly make them a bit more manageable.
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  • Profile picture of the author superowid
    50 DAYS TO 2019

    Just about 2 weeks ago I re-managed my folders.

    - eBooks & WSO
    - video courses
    - my freelancing business
    - my offline business
    - games
    - software
    - old downloads
    - new downloads (within last 3 months)
    - my own products and experiments

    Yes, I agree this is necessary to keep our focus on track.
    It even needed 2-3 hours/day within 2-3 days just to re-manage my folders.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jason Kanigan
    "2019" is an artificial human creation and the calendar is one of the most messed-up things you'll ever find.

    Get your eye on the prize and be motivated by NOW, not some arbitrary, imaginary number in the future.
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  • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
    Originally Posted by Johnarcher View Post

    My top folder is a 1st reads folder. This is the one where I take a few of the materials I have collected so far and put them there with the intention of, yes, reading them first. It may have a lot of materials in from each of the other folders, but if I start with the content of this folder, then I can decide what direction I want to go from there.

    Next, Create a folder on whatever subjects you have content for. My files list go from 24 hours to Youtube. From this point on, it will make finding that elusive product much easier to find.

    Now, if you're like me, and do the occasional binge download of product, After I've downloaded a fair amount of product in the folders, I will actually go in and review the contents to see what's there. I may delete some of it right out, but I may just give some of them a priority by numbering the top 10.

    You can drill down a little deeper if you want, say creating folders for particular individuals as I did for Jay Abraham and Frank Kern among others. Then pick ONE folder, ONLY ONE, that you have decided you want to concentrate on and go through that folder before moving to another.
    Allen Says, the founder of this forum, used to say: "You Have Exactly Two Options: Consume For Creators or...Create For Consumers". I'm afraid your post makes you sound like an inveterate consumer. There's nothing wrong with learning and researching before diving in, but ask yourself if buying products hasn't become a substitute for getting started.

    The chances are you already know more than enough. And in any case, once you get going, you'll find that you'll learn at a much faster pace - and they'll be lessons of real practical value, not just someone else's theories.

    Seriously, just go create something. Stop buying and start selling.
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  • Profile picture of the author GordonJ
    Originally Posted by Johnarcher View Post


    1st, I have said that I have a lot more knowledge than experience.

    This may not stop SOS or IO, but it will certainly make them a bit more manageable.
    You have LOT more information (NOT knowledge) than experience. Your advice is to try to manage your information overload through organizing folders.

    You are a librarian. A collector. Nothing wrong with that, unless you want to become a DOER, and actually get some results.

    So called Shiny Object Syndrome is another way of saying, I don't know what I want.

    Frank Kern knew and knows. Jay Abraham knew and knows. They got what they wanted. They did whatever it took to get them there.

    What do you want? If you want to be a librarian, and be able to quote all the successful people, there is a place in the world for that, albeit, the poorhouse...OR, will you ever APPLY the information in those folders and convert them to real KNOWLEDGE, which comes from experiencing it?

    Your best advice for beginners, sucks.

    GordonJ
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    • Profile picture of the author GordonJ
      Originally Posted by GordonJ View Post


      Your best advice for beginners, sucks.

      GordonJ
      So, I thought about this, and if I think your advice sucks, you should have an equal chance to critique mine, eh?

      My best advice for a beginner is:

      DECIDE what you want.

      Immediately start. Begin. Create a plan of action and act, today. Make continuous adjustments to your plan, and weekly ANALYZE your results. Readjust.

      Many, if not most RESULTS are determined at the beginning of the DECISION.

      NOT knowing what you want results in chasing shiny objects, going down rabbit holes, having untold number of folders full of this, that and the other, following him, her, them, those guys, gurus, etc.

      Running in circles. Getting stuck deeper in the mud. Carving a rut, which begins to look like a grave.

      WHAT DO YOU WANT? should be job one. Without that, what else can you do except chase unicorns over rainbows while stepping in expert excrement?

      The TWO gurus you mention, Jay and Frank. What is ONE takeaway from all their great stuff, with two big folders full of their stuff, why not pick ONE idea from each and act on it.

      From Jay: His one idea which can be acted on quickly is this:
      MUTUAL BENEFIT,
      STRATEGIC PARTNERS.

      What? As one Warrior put it in a post today, (I paraphrase), you introduce Mr. Butter to Mrs. Bread. You act as a middleman, a bridge, or create a toll position, as Jay learned to do from Harvey Brody. Did you know Jay was sent to CA by Bud Weckesser of Green Tree Press, to learn and study from Harvey Brody? Harvey has over 55 years of continuous success with his TOLL positions.

      Anyhow, can you use that ONE piece of information from Jay and convert it to KNOWLEDGE by putting it to use? Who can you connect? Who do you know which you can hook up?

      Right now, in Columbus Ohio, the KROGER food chain is giving discounts to businesses who buy gift cards in bulk, as Holiday gifts for their employees...see?

      Could you hook up the dentist with a chiro? Or a jeweler with a high end salon?

      And what of Frank Kern, what ONE bit of information from him can you USE and APPLY today, without looking through your overflowing folders?

      He says in MIND CONTROL, the free pdf at his site:
      Everything we're doing in Internet Marketing (and business
      in general) is 90% mental and the other 10% is tacti
      cal.

      And he goes on to say:

      The magic pill I'm talking about of course is the
      ability to control and direct your own thoughts.


      Direct and control your thoughts. From Frank's lips to your ears. Hopefully.

      Your post shows you don't have control. You need to ORGANIZE folders, get things in order, find out more, get other opinions...all by you own admission, are keeping you from doing.

      So, my best advice, in general is to KNOW what you want and BEGIN.

      Why not pick ONE thing from your gurus and ACT on their information today?

      That is, I think, my best advice.

      GordonJ
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    Hi John,

    Listen to Jason buddy.

    Now exists. The moment.

    Future never arrives, and the past is dead. Act now, seize smart advice and use it to succeed. Run with the present; all we really have, ultimately.
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  • Action is crucial to success. We need to take action when we learn one thing and not to wait until we learn everything only get started.
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  • Profile picture of the author Art of Asset Profit
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    Sell Something.

    It's the best feeling the best motivator in the world. Do it sooner than later.

    Sell what sell how? I could answer that a million ways...but let's go with this one.

    Do a search for Income Statements. Pat Flynn has been doing it for years. Telling you exactly what he is selling and not only that...where and how. Literally.

    We fool ourselves into thinking it's all been done it's all been sold...it is totally the opposite.

    Someone is indeed searching for hosting right now. An autoresponder. Cloud storage. They need a book on FB ads, Pinterest , making money with Instagram. Just be an affiliate. Affilorma gives free training and blogs all over the place do the same and even you can ask questions here.

    I guarantee you the person that makes any type of sale first is going to end up with better results than the info hoarder.

    Yes you have to read first but then have something somewhere promoting for you in your sleep. Put something together helpful and classy as you can not spammy.

    Start with promoting what you use already and are happy with so your promo sounds sincere and real.

    I can put this in a PDF for filing if you really need. Hug.

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  • Profile picture of the author Deivid N
    I would start with Youtube.

    Find there are type in "best businesses to start online in 2019" or "make money online". Watch like 2-5 videos and see which of those opportunities you like.

    Then narrow it down and, for example, if you decided to do affiliate marketing search on Youtube " how to do affiliate marketing for beginners"

    Then find someone who you resonate with who has real results and makes REAL money (not just talking about "how to make money online" while having $10 in the bank account)

    Then I would watch their videos, take notes and start executing. (Good)
    or I would buy their course/mentorship and start executing. (Better)

    But remember, there is no way to make money fast. If you want to make money fast then get a job and have fixed wage so you're sure you get paid

    In the online world you put weeks/months/years of work to build assets that will pay years to come!

    Hopefully that helps
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    Just rush out a version 0.1 of something - anything.


    Everything I've ever put online has sold.


    I'm currently building a 0.1 of a new SEO tool. I'm not sure if it will be popular, but I just have to get it out there and see what the demand is like.
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